It's good to walk, so why not step out and sample some of the walks your neighbourhood has to offer. This walk which starts and finishes at the Stepaside Ironworks car park is one of a number of town and country walks which have been produced by Pembrokeshire County Council.
This short walk takes in the historic industrial sites of Stepaside Ironworks and Grove Colliery. It links with the Miners Walk - both long and short versions - as well as the Stepaside to Saundersfoot Walk. All four walks offer a fascinating glimpse into Pembrokeshire's industrial past as well as beautiful views of the local landscape.
Additionally, long sections of all these walks utilise the new multi-user path, a path which is accessible to walkers of all ages and abilities.
South Pembrokeshire once had a thriving coal and iron industry of which little evidence remains today but Stepaside Ironworks and the nearby Grove Colliery have been superbly restored to afford the visitor a glimpse into this rich heritage.
This short walk takes you around these two sites as well as offering splendid views of the local landscape.
It also links with two other web walks. From Stepaside Ironworks you can walk down the new multi-user path to the coast at Wiseman's Bridge and along, via a disused railway line, to the port of Saundersfoot, from where the coal and iron was exported.
Additonally, this walk links, via beautiful country lanes, with the Miners Walk (long and short versions) which begin in the nearby village of Kilgetty. Several sections of these walks utilise the multi-user path and are therefore suitable for all ages and abilities - there are plenty of pick and mix options that do not involve full hiking gear!
Walking: The walk begins and ends at the Stepaside Ironworks free car park.
Bus: 350 Tenby-Amroth-Tenby (Summer Sundays only) and 351 Tenby-Pendine Bus Timetables
Train: Nearest station is at Kilgetty. Arriva Trains Wales
Road Map: www.multimap.com. Search for "Stepaside, Pembrokeshire".
Parking: There is a free car park at Stepaside Ironworks , where the walk begins and ends.
Toilets: There are public toilets in Kilgetty.
Refreshments: Kilgetty village has a number of shops, cafés and a public house.
Start/Finish: Stepaside Ironworks free car park.
Distance: 1.1 miles, 1 hour
Terrain: This is a short walk over tarmac, multi-user path, gravel and grassy paths - the latter are quite steep.
Car Park: 1